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Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec;84(6):2127-9.

Pre-measured artificial chordae for mitral valve repair.

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA. gillinom@ccf.org

Abstract

There is growing interest in the application of artificial chordae to correct mitral valve regurgitation caused by prolapse. Application of pre-measured artificial chordae facilitates creation of chordae of appropriate length. Herein we illustrate the technique for creation of pre-measured artificial chordae, documenting neo-chordal length and number in 50 patients with anterior leaflet prolapse, highlighting the need for chordae of more than one length in 14% of patients.

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